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KWFF Named One of the "25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World" by MovieMaker Magazine!

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

What’s cooler than cool? Being named one of “The 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World” by Moviemaker Magazine! The Key West Film Festival is honored to be named to this prestigious list, and we are grateful to Moviemaker Magazine for the recognition. Now is the time to mark those calendars as the 11th Annual KWFF is set for November 16-20, 2022 and is currently open for submissions.

In compiling the roster of 25 fab fests, Moviemaker and its esteemed contributors “focused on unforgettable experiences they couldn’t have had anywhere else. Yes, the festivals served their careers, getting them exposure and accolades and helping them for important relationships. But they were also cool — fun, affirming, validating. A reminder that by making movies, they were doing a thing that they truly love and will find endlessly cool.”

Here is an excerpt from the article, sharing why Moviemaker, and filmmaker Clint Bentley, believe the Key West Film Festival is one of the coolest… “What other film festival takes the filmmakers on a sunset sail?” asks Clint Bentley, who also praises Key West’s “amazing blend of marquee films of the year and discoveries,” and “great panels.”

It’s also known for drawing top-notch films: Last year’s 10th annual festival, which showed more than 75 films over five days, awarded Best Narrative Film to Pedro Almodovar’s Parallel Mothers, and the KWFF’s Annual Critics Award to Sean Baker’s Red Rocket. Its tagline sums things up nicely: “where passion meets paradise.”

So mark your calendars for November 16-20 and send your latest film our way! We present feature films, short films, music videos, and animated work of all genres, and our final submission deadline is coming up very soon.

Read the full Moviemaker Magazine article and check out all of the other supercool fests that made the list!

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